[..] Another potential security and diplomatic dilemma for the Liberals is the possibility of Sweden and Finland, increasingly concerned with Russia’s assertive foreign policy and the militarization of the Arctic, asking to join the NATO. If that happens, it has all sorts of ramifications for Canada. If we say ‘no,’ it’s going to look as if we’re being intimidated by Russia. If we say ‘yes,’ I doubt that the existing multilateral cooperation that so many people are so justifiably proud of, such as the Arctic Council, how realistic is to expect that to continue.”
The most fundamental issue that gets very little public discussion is the lack of realization that the global security environment is once again becoming dangerous well beyond the much publicized threat of terrorism.[..]
Rob Huebert, associate professor with the Department of Political Science and research fellow with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at University of Calgary
vara bungas: Gluži pareizi un tieši attiecas uz Baltijas reģiona drošību. Arktikas dalīšana un neitrālo ziemeļvalstu neizbēgamā stāšanās NATO radīs ģeopolitiskās vētras ar tādām sekām, ka ejot gulēt būs jāliek cirvi zem spilvena ( ja kāds vēl tā nedara 🙂 ).
PS šitais arī labs:
[..] With few notable exceptions cooperation in the Arctic between circumpolar countries is nothing more than “cooperation about agreeing to cooperate”. [..]